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  • Ian Bickle

    Urolithiasis is common and in comes in many forms, but it does get any bigger than a staghorn calculus. Read more: http://radiopaedia.org/articles/staghorn-calculus

  • Andrey Bolotov

    Staghorn calculi (also sometimes called coral calculi) obtain their characteristic shape by forming a cast of the renal pelvis and calices, thus resembling the horns of a stag. The vast majority of staghorn calculi are radiopaque and appear as branching calcific densities overlying the renal outline and may mimic an excretory phase IVP. Lamination within the stone is common. Read more: http://radiopaedia.org/articles/staghorn-calculus

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What a beautiful example of a: Staghorn calculi (also sometimes called coral calculi) obtain their characteristic shape by forming a cast of the renal pelvis and calices, thus resembling the horns of a stag. Staghorn calculi are the result of recurrent infection and are thus more commonly encountered in 4 women, those with renal tract anomalies, reflex, spinal cord injuries, neurogenic bladder or ileal ureteral diversion. Learn so much here: radiopaedia.org/...

ackstone calculus is the name assigned to the appearances of a sub-set of urinary tract calculi. These calculi have a jagged irregular edge, that resemble the appearance of traditional toy jacks. The calculi have a very dense central core component with bony spicules radiating outwards, hence the name. radiopaedia.org/...

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Horseshoe kidneys are the most common type of renal fusion anomaly. They render the kidneys susceptible to trauma and are an independent risk factor for the development of renal calculi and transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis. The kidneys are also orientated with the lower pole closest to the midline, which is the reverse of normal. radiopaedia.org/...

Horseshoe kidneys are the most common type of renal fusion anomaly (see developmental renal anomalies). They render the kidneys susceptible to trauma and are an independent risk factor for the development of renal calculi and transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis. A horseshoe kidney is formed by fusion across the midline of two distinct functioning kidneys, one on each side of the midline. Read more: radiopaedia.org/...

Urolithiasis refers to the presence of calculi anywhere along the course of the urinary tracts. For the purpose of the article the terms urolithiasis, nephrolithiasis and renal or kidney stones are used interchangeably, although some authors have slightly varying definitions of each. Everything you want to know about renal stones: radiopaedia.org/...

A pelvic kidney is a kidney that is seen fixed in the bony pelvis or across the spine. These patients are asymptomatic. Renal tract pathology (e.g. infection, calculus) can affect pelvic kidneys and thus the referred pain is not typical for the renal tract and it may be confused for appendicitis or pelvic inflammatory disease. radiopaedia.org/...

A perinephric abscess may result due to rupture of a renal abscess into the perirenal space, but usually it develops directly from acute pyelonephritis. However, any inflammatory process outside the Gerota's fascia may also result in perinephric abscess. Such kind of abscesses have been seen quite frequently in diabetic patients with calculi and in patients with septic emboli. Read more: radiopaedia.org/...

Urolithiasis Ureteral Calculus: Obstructing Ureteral Calculus Non-enhanced axial CT scan images of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrate an enlarged right kidney with perinephric stranding (white arrow), a dilated intrarenal collecting system (blue arrow) and a calcific density at the ureterovesical junction (red arrow) with dilatation of the ureter.

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